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Parimatch’s people first approach is recipe for sustainable success

Zoltan Tundik

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Employment in the 21st century is no longer about simply finding a job for life and as the desire for work to engage, educate and enhance employee’s lives increases, companies who can foster talent are akin to bottling lightning. With more than 1,600 employees operating in multiple territories across the globe, Parimatch’s decision to seek out and develop tomorrow’s industry leaders has proven a winning tactic as the company’s expansion strategy continues apace.

The universal language of business has opened the door for more and more forward-thinking companies to embrace and grow their teams internationally as the industry continues to expand into new markets. However, to ensure employee engagement remains a core focus, it’s key to invest in both your employees through a blend of stability and adventure according to Parimatch Head of Corporate Development Katerina Belorusskaya. “Despite the turbulence of the markets in which we operate we are a stable, reliable and honest company with constant growth over the past 25 years. On the other hand, we are ambitious and risk-taking which attracts genius people who are looking for an unusual approach and bold decisions. Parimatch is a big international family where our staff has the opportunity for constant development.”

She continued: “As with every company nowadays we understand that the key to success is talent. Our people are at the heart of the organization. Their ambitions, knowledge, and skills helped us to become who we are today. Our employees are our future.”

With their employee numbers have grown by about 15 – 20% annually since 2016 amid larger recruitment bursts as the company develops in new markets, the need for motivation has naturally grown too. “Engaged employees see their importance, which is the biggest motivation,” continued Belorusskaya. “Here, in Parimatch we realized this fact a long time ago, and now we’re trying to do our best to grow our unique corporate culture where employees are engaged, devoted and feel that they drive the business. Employee engagement can become one of the most significant workplace problems, indeed. Also, vice versa: an engaged employee can form a positive attitude towards the organization and its values which makes them go above and beyond to contribute a lot more.”

Following up on its goal to invest in its people, throughout 2018 the Cyprus-based company delivered 1,300 hours of education across 53 unique pieces of training through its Corporate University of Parimatch initiative, including specialized courses on bookmaking, sports, software and language classes. Discussing its inception, Katerina explained: “Our in-house university has been established to develop employees not only professionally but also mentally helping them to find a balance between work and life. Also, our CSR activities are significant. Philanthropy is a powerful HR tool that strengthens the team, inspires employees, forms parallel connections and shared values among them. So, all the time we try to make social projects truly beneficial for employees for them to want to be a part of this.”

For Parimatch, new markets are key to the recruitment strategy with the company significantly strengthening the local and partner teams in Kazakhstan and Russia recently preparing both territories for some ambitious goals in the coming years. “We are open to new horizons and opportunities,” stated CHRO Tatyana Davydova, who recently joined the company after more than five years at Playtech, where she has taken the role of Head of Global HR. “So there is much more to be done to achieve the ambitious goals of the company for example adopting cultures across our brand is the primary challenge for the HR team in relation to global mobility. In one hand organizations across industries are embracing the benefits of a diverse workforce. However, with benefits come the challenges of working across borders, cultures, and languages.”

To achieve its seamless overcoming of cultural barriers across multiple offices whilst maintaining happy and productive teams, Parimatch has instilled English as its official corporate language for the back office and circulates a holistic environment of common values and corporate unity through consistent, integrated sharing of information. Davydova explained: “It is crucial, and at the same time not easy to create a comfortable environment for everyone regardless of cultural background and location. We have been working on this a lot over the past five years and only today we can say that we feel the ground under our feet for all our employees.

“At some stage, we realized it can be complicated to unite people from different cultural mindsets and places in one, productive team without principles and values that would join them all. Therefore, we have created an integrated information space or flow. We believe it is essential that each employee is aware of what is happening in the life of a group in another country so the flow was developed across multiple information channels to create a monthly digest, video or blog to keep everyone in touch.”

Corporate unity also forms a major aspect of Parimatch’s people first approach exemplified by their bi-annual strategic sessions where the company or its partners hold operations and host employee representatives from all countries at large-scale gatherings. “These strategic sessions are an excellent platform for the exchange of experience, ideas, specific (local) cases between employees from different countries,” Belorusskaya added. “In such an atmosphere, cultural affiliation is replaced by association with the culture that is formed within the company. As for the relocation of employees and their adaptation in another country, in a team with other cultural values – this is a separate and fascinating topic. In short, our people are what drives our business and a unique corporate culture that is one for all, regardless of race, creed or language is key.”

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Wildz Casino Pairs Machine Learning and Automation with iGaming

Niji Narayan

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Wildz Casino Pairs Machine Learning and Automation with iGaming
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Wildz Casino has paired the Machine Learning and Automation with iGaming. Wildz Casino, powered by a Rootz platform, entered the gaming sector at a time when innovation and “Machine Learning” are emerging as dominant factors in this industry.

In the iGaming industry, the innovative team behind Wildz.com is leading the charge into a “Machine Learning” assisted future. By 2025, the global AI market is projected to be valued at almost $60 billion. Wildz entered the market with a perfectly functioning machine having superb player incentives and unrivalled Loyalty programmes.

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MPN to Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Fish Party SNGs

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Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is going to celebrate the third anniversary of its popular Fish Party Sit & Go progressive jackpot tournaments.

For the anniversary celebrations, MPN will be running the Fish Party Birthday Bonanza, a unique promotion providing players with oceans of opportunities to land some big rewards in special re-seeded Fish Party jackpots and daily freerolls.

Running from 15 July to 4 August, the Fish Party Birthday Bonanza will feature a €5,000 seeded jackpot, which will grow by €1,000 each day until a Fish Party Sit & Go progressive jackpot hits. Each time a jackpot is won, the special bonanza jackpot will reset to €5000 the following day and begin to rise again.

There will be a €1000 Fishroller freeroll on August 7, which will be open to any player who plays €500 worth of Fish Party buy-ins per day from 15 July, for a minimum of 10 days.

For players looking to join in the Fish Party Birthday Bonanza action, they can simply create a new account or log in to an existing account via any MPN poker room.

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Gamestar Arcadia Receives Great Response from Spanish Gaming Venues

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Win Systems, a global technology supplier to the gaming industry, has got good remarks for its GameStar Arcadia gaming machine from some of the most prestigious Spanish gaming venues.

The managers of the gaming venues confirmed that GameStar Arcadia received a great response among the players, thanks to its effective selection of games combined with the attractive Pyramid jackpot. Several of the operators have expressed their satisfaction after the first few days of operation of the machines.

After the successful presentation of GameStar Arcadia at the Feria International del Juego de Madrid in April, many contracts were signed to install GameStar Arcadia units in the most important venues in Spain.

“Spain is a key market in our strategic expansion plan, which is why it was very important to get the best operators support and confidence with the installation of the GameStar Arcadia. We are sure that this slot machine is fully adapted to the needs of the operators in the country especially to the preferences of the players. The first results reaffirmed that we are on the right path and it has given us full confidence for our future installations,” Ignacio García del Frade, Head of Business Development at Win Systems said.

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